Search Tag: point-of-care ultrasound

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Improving Care for Chest Patients

2017 23 Feb

Dr Angshu Bhowmik routinely uses point-of-care ultrasound to guide pleural procedures.Ultrasound guidance is now routinely used for pleural procedures, with current British Thoracic Society guidelines stating that all pleural drain insertions and aspirations should be performed using the technique. Dr Angshu Bhowmik, a consultant chest physician specialising... Read more

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Point-of-care ultrasound systems prove ideal for the Children’s Acute Transport Service

2017 16 Feb

 Cathy Roberts from the Children’s Acute Transport Service finds SonoSite’s Edge system invaluable when transferring critically ill children between hospitals.The Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) depends on point-of-care ultrasound systems to get quick and accurate vascular access in critically ill children being transferred to specialist treatment... Read more

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When Time is of the Essence

2017 06 Feb

Point-of-care ultrasound systems were originally designed for military applications, dealing with emergencies in a battlefield setting, and it is not surprising that they now play such a pivotal role in emergency vehicles around the world. Dr Ramón de Elías Hernandez, head of on-call doctors at SAMUR, Madrid’s municipal emergency service, describes... Read more

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Guiding Patient Management with the help of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2016 10 Nov

Point-of-care ultrasound provides EMED clinicians with valuable additional information.Point-of-care ultrasound provides valuable additional information in emergency medicine, helping to guide clinical decision making, as Dr Jonny Gordon, EMED consultant at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, explained: “Point-of-care ultrasound has... Read more

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Embracing Emergency Ultrasound in Andalusia

2016 01 Nov

Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound is playing an increasing role in emergency medicine, providing the tools to help physicians rapidly and efficiently assess a wide range of patients. Dr Alberto Ángel Oviedo García, an emergency medicine specialist at the Hospital de Valme in Seville, has been instrumental in developing the use of POC ultrasound in Andalusia,... Read more

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Using Point-Of-Care Ultrasound to Train the Intensivists of the Future

2016 24 Oct

Dr Kaushik Bhowmick regularly uses the X-Porte point-of-care ultrasound system in his daily practice West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is using the latest generation point-of-care ultrasound system to help intensive care trainees develop their skills in cardiac and lung ultrasound, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Kaushik Bhowmick explained: “My... Read more

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A Clear Path for Ambulatory Care

2016 20 Sep

The Clinique Juge  is a Marseille clinic specialising in ambulatory surgery. Combining regional anaesthesia with focused pre- and post-operative care, the clinic aims to allow patients to return home soon after orthopaedic surgery, often on the same day as their procedure. Anaesthetist Dr Philippe Grillo explains the benefits of this approach, and the... Read more

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Point-of-care Ultrasound Helps Enhance Maternity Services in Africa

2016 15 Sep

The robustness of the NanoNaxx system makes it ideal for use in Africa.A unique collaboration between the charity Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (HIPZ) and the Zanzibar government has seen point-of-care ultrasound systems introduced into the country’s hospitals, helping to improve maternity services. Dr Ru MacDonagh, founder of HIPZ and a consultant... Read more

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Healing Little Hearts with the Aid of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2016 19 Jul

Surgical teams from the UK-based charity Healing Little Hearts are using point-of-care ultrasound to help accelerate recoveries and improve outcomes for paediatric patients with congenital heart defects. Healing Little Hearts provides life-saving heart operations to babies and children across India who would not otherwise have access to treatment, as... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Indispensable for Elite Sport in Wales

2016 25 May

Point-of-care ultrasound is an essential tool for Dr Mark Ridgewell, an early pioneer for sports and exercise medicine (SEM) and, for the past 13 years, consultant sports physician at the Sport Wales Institute. He explained: “Point-of-care musculoskeletal ultrasound has developed into an extremely useful tool for SEM, particularly in the last 10 years;... Read more